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to have an armed staff member and called gun control advocates naive. michigan will not allowed concealed carry in schools or churches. governor rick snyder vetoed that bill saying public institutions need the legal authority to ban weapons from their building if they choose. on both sides of the aisle opening up the gun control debate. speaker boehner is calling for a republican discussion on guns. in a closed door meeting, he did placate conservatives saying he will not do anything major but it is time to depoliticize the gun issue. the nra is ending its silence planning to hold a major news conference on friday. later this morning, president obama will formally announce his new task force on reducing gun violence. that's led by vice president joe biden. more bill coming up after the break. stay with us. let's rock and roll. there is so much going on that every day presents another exciting issue. from financial regulation, iran getting a nuclear bomb, civil war in syria, fraud on wall street, destruction of medicare and medicaid. there are real issues
michigan continue to reserve? mr. rogers: i continue to reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the the gentleman from new jersey. mr. pallone: i have no additional speakers. so i would just urge passage of the legislation and yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from michigan. mr. rogers: thank you, madam speaker. as many things keep me awake at night as the chairman of the house permanent select committee on intelligence, the growing threat from chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear attacks not only abroad but here is of growing concern, instability in governments that possess these materials and increasing interest from those who would choose to do harm to the united states, desire to get their hands on these materials, means that we must prepare ourselves here at home for the unfortunate, i think unlikely, certainly in the short-term but possible position of being attacked with these disturbing weapons systems. this is that important step to protect americans by increasing our stockpiles and woul
. >> there is also a lot of fights going on the state level. michigan's governor just veto a bill that would have expanded where people could have carried weapons. on the other hand, ohio's governor says he will sign a bill that will allow guns into the state house parking lot. are we going to see more legislation at the state level while all this plays out at the federal level? >> i do believe so. i think that's a great point. especially as congress proves increasingly ineffective at being able to pass anything. i think you'll see states taking control on things like immigration and also in wake of the tragedy, gun control. and mayor michael bloomberg has been a big advocate for gun control. and also it is not only states, but cities as well. rahm emanuel, guns are a huge issue in chicago, given the recent spike in murders there. >> we touched on this earlier in the hour, that the nra is going to be holding a news conference on friday. they did release a statement yesterday expressing shock and sadness, quote, the nra is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never hap
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